Re: [Harp-L] history
Frank, you are so right..as usual. The sad part is (harmonica
content), that I would have expected, and was dismayed to find, that
harmonicas made in the Czechy/Boii/Slovakish region 'should' be
superior instruments, when they are not. The region was home to some
of the finest machinists (and craftsmen..just look at Prague) on the
planet. Perhaps being on the 'dark side' all those years has rendered
this phenominon moot? :)
On Nov 17, 2008, at 2:23 PM, Frank Evers wrote:
Am Montag, 17. November 2008 schrieb Dave Payne, Elk River Harmonicas:
although the nationalist
sentiment identified Bohemia would have been czech nationalism.
You ignore that Bohemia was multi ethnic back then. Even if germans
living in Bohemia (and they were a lot) would have been bohemian
nationalists (which would have been less nationalism but separatism
since there was no bohemian nation or bohemian people) they surely
wouldn't have been czech nationalists - they were germans, not
czechs. Bohemia was not a nation, it was a region.
I do wonder if the Richter legend is far newer, maybe post World
War II. _________________________________
What do you mean with Richter legend? Any evidence for this thesis?
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